Underneath Lies, Reality
“Underneath Lies, Reality” is a multifaceted work dealing with the differing opinions about preserving the environment and reducing waste production. Focussed on reusing waste materials, especially those within the traditional photographic process, this tactile action leads the theme of the work. By reacting to each created image, each abstraction, I uniquely match them with stark images, layered and intricately woven throughout the coloured surface.
Each piece is created in the darkroom using discarded traditional photographic paper (usually a waste product) reacted with waste chemicals from photographic processes. Our waste, and our inability to change, even in the face of our own demise, drives the work. We are happy to disguise the effect of our consumerism with a false sense of beauty, a thin covering over the real issue, keeping it “out of sight, out of mind”.